Vilas County, Wisconsin Genealogy

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Guide to Vilas County Wisconsin ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Vilas County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 12, 1893
County Seat Eagle River
Courthouse
Address Vilas County Courthouse
330 Court Street
Eagle River, WI 54521
Phone: 715.479.3600
Website


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County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Vilas County Clerk
330 Court Street
Eagle River, WI 54521
Phone: 715.479.3600 

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and land records;
Register in Probate has probate records [1]

Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1893--Vilas County was created 12 April 1893 from Oneida County.  County seat: Oneida [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps" (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

For a list of record loss in Wisconsin Counties see: Wisconsin Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Forest  • Gogebic County, Michigan  • Iron County, Michigan  • Iron  • Oneida  • Price

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Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

  • 1855 Wisconsin State Census This census includes name of head of family; other individuals in the household are identified by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
  • 1865 Wisconsin State Census Name index and images of the 1865 State Census which names the head of household. Most records have been destroyed but schedules exist for the following counties: Dunn, Green, Jackson, Kewaunee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan.
  • 1875 Wisconsin State Census Identifies head of household by name.
  • 1885 Wisconsin State Census Search indexed census.  Identifies by name of head of household.  Other information is statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.
  • 1895 Wisconsin State Census Index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.
  • 1905 Wisconsin State Census Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Crime and Criminals[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Germans[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military History and Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Civil War service men from Vilas County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are many companies or regiments that were formed from men of Vilas County.

- 11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company K

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Repositories[edit | edit source]

See also a List of Wisconsin Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Archives, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]
County Courthouse[edit | edit source]
Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Societies[edit | edit source]

Vilas County Historical Society
Main Street
Sayner 54560
Phone:715-542-3388

Eagle River Genealogy Society
PO Box 693
Eagle River, WI 54521
Phone: 715-479-8899
website

Eagle River Historical Society
PO Box 2011
Eagle River, WI 54521
Phone: 715-479-4845

Lac du Flambeau Historical and Cultural Society
PO Box 729
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538
Phone: 715-588-7626
website

Land O' Lakes Historical Society
PO Box 541
Land O' Lakes, WI 54540
Phone:715-547-3638
Website

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth Records[edit | edit source]
Marriage Records[edit | edit source]
Divorce Records[edit | edit source]
Death Records[edit | edit source]

Voting Registers[edit | edit source]

Web Sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 760 Vilas, Wisconsin
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).